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Lifestyle 30 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

A certain timeless quality

Where you and I might simply see a chair or table, Sir Humphry Wakefield discerns works of art. COLIN KHOO speaks to the eccentric aesthete about the timelessness of antique furnishing.

Lifestyle 30 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Arts for all

IT'S that time of the year again when a multitude of arts events happen across the Causeway. The Singapore Arts Festival 2004, which began on Friday and will continue until June 20, is back with some mouth-watering performances scheduled. Free of last year's subdued mood caused by concerns about SARS and security, this year's fest is offering some big names from around the world.

Lifestyle 02 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Carving a new future?

Last week, the Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, announced that the government would spend RM4mil to build an orang asli art museum in Selangor's Paya Indah Wetlands. MENG YEW CHOONG explores what this means for the future of the orang asli arts scene.

Lifestyle 02 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Artistic ties between nations

Rare Chinese artworks are on display in Paris to commemorate a centuries-old relationship between two nations.

Lifestyle 26 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Art in the dress

When pieces of clothing are lovingly created as pieces of art, there is no chance for profitable mass marketing. RUBIN KHOO reports.

Lifestyle 24 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Show me the money

DID you know that salt, cattle and even cowrie shells were once used as money? As it is, the word 'salary' comes from the Latin word I>salarium/I>, meaning 'of salt', and 'fee' comes from the German word for cattle. You can learn such interesting trivia on money matters at Trigometric, a currency specialist shop and gallery in Amcorp Mall, Petaling Jaya.

Lifestyle 23 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Dealing with dragons and dinos

DAPHNE LEE reviews some books on dinosaurs.

Education 18 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

A many-splendoured thing

FASHION is making it big in Malaysia. With KL Fashion Week only days away, the air is abuzz with new fashions, new trends, stylish clothes and a host of people working to put it all together for the catwalk.

Lifestyle 17 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

The entrepreneurial princess

Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zerafina Idris is Selangor's highest-ranking princess, so one would expect her to be flitting from one palace to another and riding in chauffeured Rolls-Royces. Why then is she selling curry mixes, ready-made sauces, soaps and toiletries in London? KEE HUA CHEE finds out.

Education 28 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Portrait of a caricaturist

From royalty to political figures, celebrities and Bollywood stars, caricaturist and cartoonist Saadon Ishak has met, charmed and captured them all on paper.